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J management 12-japanese_industry_structure_by_jinwook_choi
J management 12-japanese_industry_structure_by_jinwook_choi
J management 12-japanese_industry_structure_by_jinwook_choi
J management 12-japanese_industry_structure_by_jinwook_choi
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  • 1. Japanese Industry Structure By Jinwook Choi, Sophia University, Tokyo
  • 2. Japanese Industry Structure • Japanese industry structure -Strong relationships between government and business • The Japanese market -The Japanese consumer • Bureaucracy, zaikai (business), and LDP © Jinwook Choi, 2009
  • 3. Bureaucracy • MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) • The structure of industries • Co-ordination of Japan’s foreign trade • Managing specific areas © Jinwook Choi, 2009
  • 4. Politics • The LDP had a central position until the election in 2009 and held a central position between the bureaucracy and business • Many Japanese disliked the strong connectio n between the political party and the other players, so the LDP lost mayority after more than 50 years at the election 2009. © Jinwook Choi, 2009
  • 5. Business (Zaikai) • The business world is represented by a number of organizations • The most important things in Japan’s business world are: - keidanren (Federation of Economic Organization) - nikkeiren (Federation of Employers’ Association) - keizai-doyukai (Committee for Economic Development) -the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry © Jinwook Choi, 2009
  • 6. Relationships are Important • Formal and informal consultation among the bureaucracy, LDP (until 2009) , and business (zaikai) • The relationships are strengthened by Amakudari (“descending from heaven”), former politicians who get company positions after their political career © Jinwook Choi, 2009
  • 7. About This Project These slides are part of a student podcast project related to the book “J-Management: Fresh Perspectives on the Japanese Firm in the 21st Century” edited by Dr. Parissa Haghirian of Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. For further information about the podcasts and the book, please visit www.parissahaghirian.com These slides are to be used for teaching and educational purposes only.

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